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A Cardiologist is a physician who has completed training as an Internal Medicine physician, and then goes on to complete fellowship training in Cardiology. Cardiologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels – the cardiovascular system.  They may also work with patients who are risk of heart disease to help manage that risk in hopes of preventing the development of cardiovascular disease.  Look to our team of experienced, board-certified cardiologists to deliver expert heart care. We take the time to listen to your concerns, accurately diagnose your issues and provide individualized treatments using the latest in medical advancements.

Some Cardiologists go on to further sub-specialize.  A number of our providers are Interventional Cardiologists which means they have been trained to perform several invasive heart procedures such as the placement of stents in the heart and balloon angioplasty.

What is a Cardiovascular Surgeon?

A Cardiovascular Surgeon has been trained to perform a variety of heart surgeries to repair heart and blood vessel conditions to improve the function of the cardiovascular system.

What You Should Know About Cardiovascular Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  It affects people of all ages and backgrounds.  Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the world, and the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 370,000 Americans each year.  That is about one in every three deaths each year.  Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined.  About 550,000 people in the United States have a first-time heart attack each year, and about 200,000 have recurrent heart attacks. Stoke is the second leading global cause of death and accounts for 1 of every 20 deaths in the U.S. and is the leading cause of disability.

If you have experienced chest pain, dizziness or a heart attack, or if you have been diagnosed with hypertension and/or high cholesterol, you may have a heart condition that requires medical attention. At the Heart & Lung Institute of Utah, we effectively diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiac- and vascular-related issues, including:

  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Heart valve disease.
  • Arrhythmia.
  • Peripheral vascular disease.
  • Cardiomyopathy.
  • Congenital heart diseases.
  • Aortic aneurysms.

Diagnostic Services

In addition to a highly skilled heart care team, the Heart & Lung Institute of Utah features state-of-the-art diagnostic solutions. Combining the latest in medical technology with hands-on expertise, the cardiac specialists at the Heart & Lung Institute of Utah provide a wide variety of diagnostic services, including:

  • Cardiac catheterization.
  • Coronary angiography.
  • Echocardiograms.
  • Intracardiac/intravascular ultrasounds.
  • Nuclear medicine studies and tomography.
  • Perfusion imaging.
  • Pacemaker implantation and follow-up.
  • Treadmill testing.
  • Vascular orography.

Surgical services offered include:

  • Aortic aneurysm repair.
  • Vascular repair and replacement.
  • Carotid endarterectomy.
  • Coronary bypass.
  • Pulmonary and esophageal surgery.

For more information about the heart care services at the Heart & Lung Institute of Utah, or to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist, please contact us.